Media : Book
Author : by Brendan Taaffe, edited by Mary Larsen
Level : Intermediate
Date published : 7/27/2009
Style : Celtic/Irish
Type : Solos
A collection of interviews of the top fiddlers in the Irish tradition, Handy with the Stick brings together previously published magazine pieces with new work to present a broad view of Irish fiddling. Interviewees include Tommy Peoples, Siobhan Peoples, Paddy Glackin, Matt Cranitch, John Carty, Brendan McGlinchey, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Sarah Blair. Historical pieces include Junior Crehan, Patrick Kelly and Sean Ryan. By looking at players from multiple eras and regional styles, Handy with the Stick deepens our understanding of the people involved in Irish traditional music. Each chapter is accompanied by transcriptions of representative fiddle tunes, some of which are previously unpublished originals.
• A collection of interviews of the top fiddlers in the Irish tradition
• Includes contemporary and historical figures.
• Includes fiddlers from the different regional styles of Irish fiddling.
• Includes transcriptions of representative fiddle tunes.